• Social Media Competition Boosts Fitness Participation
    While it's nice to think that fitness is its own reward, and we should only exercise for ourselves and not worry about what other people think and all that nonsense, the truth is that human beings are a competitive bunch. It's fun to win. In fact it turns out that online competition facilitated by social media can dramatically improve fitness participation, according to new research.
  • Social Media Users Exhausted By Political Content
    If you're feeling exhausted, discouraged, and demoralized by this year's trial by ordeal presidential election, you're not alone -- and, unsurprisingly, social media seems to be amplifying some of the worst aspects of this historic disgrace. In fact, as the collective nightmare reaches its climax, over a third of Americans say they are sick of political content on social media, according to a new survey of over 4,500 adults by Pew Research Center.
  • Twitter Planning Layoffs
    Close on the heels of a failed auction, in which all the principal bidders eventually walked away, Twitter is preparing to cut costs with a new round of layoffs, according to Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources familiar with the company's plans.
  • Kids Should Have 'Veto' Over Parents' Social Sharing, Docs Say
    Parents should consider instituting a family rule that gives kids a "veto" over any content concerning them shared on social media, according to a new study by pediatricians.
  • Bosses Catch Employees Playing Hooky With Social Media
    Slackers, beware! In olden days it was enough to call in with a husky voice and a couple of moderately convincing coughs and sniffles whenever you wanted to take a spurious "sick day." But now social media offers a whole new way for your boss to check up on you, according to a new survey of 2,578 hiring and human resource managers and 3,100 employees conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder.
  • You Can Now Order Food (And Other Stuff) On Facebook
    You will soon be able to order food and other products and services on Facebook with its e-commerce platform.
  • That Whole Salesforce Twitter Thing Was A Lark
    For a moment there it looked like Salesforce was going to buy Twitter, until it didn't - but it turns out Twitter was never a serious long-term acquisition target anyway.
  • Melania Trump Would Fight Social Media 'Negativity' As First Lady
    If Donald Trump is elected president, his wife Melania would focus on combating "social media negativity" as First Lady.
  • Teams Mock NFL's Social Media Policy
    The NFL's draconian new social media policies are generating a predictable backlash - including from the teams themselves.
  • Facebook Reveals New Ads For Instant Articles
    Publishers who have joined Facebook's Instant Articles platform are getting access to a variety of new advertising formats to monetize their content.
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